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The Stained Glass Lamps and Louis Comfort Tiffany

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The Stained Glass Lamps and Louis Comfort Tiffany

"Color is to the eye as music is to the ear"* Louis Comfort Tiffany was born in New York City February 18, 1848 the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany who founded the prestigious New York silver and jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. in 1837 that catered to the wealthy, elite, presidents, and royalty such as Queen Victoria of England. In 1866 at the age of 18, Louis began to study art under American landscape artist George Inness. In his early years he visited Spain, North Africa, the Middle East and Japan. There he developed an interest in Islamic, Romanesque and...

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Period Style Ceiling Light Fixtures

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Period Style Ceiling Light Fixtures

When it comes to choosing lighting fixtures, there are many styles from which to choose. In general, you will want to choose a style that complements the architectural style of your home. However, you may want to go with something different for a specific room. Most Popular Period Style Ceiling Fixtures Tiffany Style Ceiling Light Fixtures Louis Comfort Tiffany first began selling his stained glass lamps in 1899. Technically, they belong to the Art Nouveau period, but they deserve their own category, as they are so distinctive, colorful, and beautiful. Original Tiffany lamps are more than expensive, selling for as...

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Floor Lamps - One Easy Way to Inexpensively Balance the Light in Your Room

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Floor Lamps - One Easy Way to Inexpensively Balance the Light in Your Room

Balance Your Light Create a balance of light between different fixtures such as a Tiffany stained glass floor lamp, Mission torchiere floor lamp, rustic lodge wall sconce, ceiling pendant, chandelier and flushmount so that the light is spread evenly and flows in between rooms.                                                                               Floor lamps are probably the most versatile lamps available and a relatively inexpensive way to change the look...

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What is “Mission Style” Stained Glass?

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What is “Mission Style” Stained Glass?

Experiencing a resurgence of popularity of stained glass lamps in the late 20th century and into the 21st, the Mission-style continues to gain admirers. Emerging from the Arts & Crafts movement in the 1860s, it was a protest against the mass-produced ornate decor of the Victorian Era. Mission colored stained glass is meant to go perfectly with simple dark wood furniture and earthy tones. In home design and furnishings, it emphasizes natural materials, especially wood.                              Adding Mission style stained glass, decor and accessories is a great...

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Choosing Table Lamps - A Simple Thing Turns Out to be Quite Complicated

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Choosing Table Lamps - A Simple Thing Turns Out to be Quite Complicated

Have you ever noticed how what you thought was a simple thing, turns out to be quite complicated? Like making choices on the best table lamps for you. There are table lamps with stained glass lampshades, painted glass shades, cloth shades, and handcrafted shades of many other translucent materials. The bases are made of metal, wood, and ceramic. The only thing they have in common is that there are electrified for light bulbs - incandescent, compact fluorescent, halogen, or LED.                  Table lamps come in a variety of styles depending on their uses: reading lamps,...

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